RAGS TO RICHES STORY

Both Amitabh Bachchan And Rajnikanth Faced Many Rejections Before Becoming Superstar! – Part 4

Amitabh Bachchan, who won the coveted title of ‘Star of the Millennium’ and snatched the title of Superstar from actor Rajesh Khanna in the 70’s faced many rejections and humiliation before winning stardom. He was first rejected by AIR (All India Radio) when he tried to become an RJ. He was discarded and humiliated for his thin and tall appearance.…

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RAGS TO RICHES STORY

Lata Mangeshkar Worked As ‘Extra’ In Films To Support Her Family – Part 2

 ‘Nightingale’ of Indian cinema Lata Mangeshkar underwent a childhood that was packed with hardship, misery and struggle. At an age when children go to school, she had to work as ‘extra’ in Hindi and Marathi films after the demise of her father Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar. Lata Mangeshkar was the eldest in the family hence she took the responsibility of her…

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QUALIFIED ACTORS IN BOLLYWOOD

Bollywood Actor Dr. Shreeram Lagoo Practiced As ENT Specialist In Tanzania – Part – 3

Dr. Shreeram Lagoo the great actor of Marathi Cinema and the famous Bollywood character actor ruled Bollywood in the ’80s and ’90s as the most sought after character actors. He came to fame after his superlative performance of an alcoholic Gangu Ganpat in Amitabh Bachchan film Laawaris (1981). He even won a Filmfare Best supporting actor award in the film…

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Politics

The 80’s Witnessed Windfall Of Films On Politics – Part 3

With Lok Sabha general election scheduled in 1984 hence, the mid-’80s witnessed a windfall of films on politics. The film industry tried to capture the election mood but some filmmakers used films as a platform to educate people about the power of Vote. The film that propagated the idea of the Power of Vote was Telugu film MLA Yedukondalu (1984).…

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IFH STORIES, Movies

Shades Of Smita Patil

Bhumika (1977) The role that established 22-year-old Smita Patil as an actress of extraordinary merit. It remains, arguably, her best work. Director Shyam Benegal scaled this film on a creatively ambitiously level. The talent involved was uniformly megawatt. Girish Karnad and Satyadev Dubey wrote the screenplay and dialogue on which Vijay Tendulkar also collaborated. Govind Nihalani was the cinematographer while…

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